No Foliage Hype

Some of you may have already seen this lovely feature …. and in numerous places including tv! It is receiving a good deal of hype these days. In preparation for the 2012 issue of Latter Day Bride Mara with Events by LMG was asked to create a tip oriented article and she asked Studio Stems to join her endeavor to create a gorgeous table-scape. We worked with Swanivations to create ice vessels to house these flowers that consisted of all full and rich blooms with NO fillers or foliage’s at all. I used hydrangea and several varities of specialty roses along with a few dahlias and scabiosa.

Design & Planning: Events by LMG
Floral: Studio Stems
Ice: Swanivations
Stationary: Pink Piggy Design
Linens & chair covers: Wildflower Linen
Cakes: Layers-Cake
Photography: Jacque Lynn Photography


Alex’s fall wedding

Fall in Utah is the epitome of magical splendor! If i was a bride here it would be a highly favored time of year for my own nuptials. Last fall studio stems was privileged to work with Alex Green and her family for the second time. It is so nice to work with one family on more than one wedding! What a compliment. I love you guys! Alex had some seriously great tastes when it came to incorporating that fall theme into her wedding. It worked out stunning. We used a lot of hydrangea, orchids, dahlias, roses, willow, sunflowers, and callas. We utilized pumpkins for centerpieces and fall garlands for the stairs and made one gorgeous bouquet for this gorgeous gal! Enjoy!

Photography credit: Brandon Burk
Venue: Chantilly Mansion, Layton, UT


Rachel & Brigham: sitting bouquet

Rachel was one of our end of 2011 clients. A lovely and regal gal. Her groomals were shot at The Grand America hotel by her stellar photographer Jacque Lynn. Her bouquet was a classic example of something traditional with a little bit of a twist. We wanted to use a good amount of greens, have some custom navy in there, and some traditional white. All done in a little larger than traditional size on a budget. The use of foliage, stock, and painted euc did the trick nicely. Cant wait to show you here lovely Grand America wedding!

Mikelle & Judson’s SL/PC Bride & Groom Feature

Whitney’s gorgeous bouquet

Whitney’s gorgeous spring of 2011 bouquet. Need I say more?

Publications: Post 1

There is always a butterfly of delight inside an artists soul when the bridal magazines hit news stands, I would imagine a similar feeling to a bride’s excitement about a new mag. There is no replacement for the beautiful pages held in hand. As an artist the effect of the twittered wings inside is immensely magnified when one’s work is inside those pages!

You will also find amongst these turning pages a real wedding feature on Mikelle & Judson Vintage floral at its best!

Thank you SL/PC B&G & Events by LMG for awarding me the opportunity to be involved and a part of your bridal artistic vision and content, I feel extraordinarily blessed and grateful!

best of 2012

It might as well be spring right? Very unusual for a Utah winter! That’s ok because right in line with the weather most of you recently betrothed brides are planning spring and summer weddings. So today a look back at a little spring inspiration, one of my favorite projects of 2011. The new year always brings a few glimpses back on what was and excitement about what is to come and here at Studio Stems we are no exception. I am thrilled about what is to come in 2012 and delighted with what was in 2011. It was a great year!

You might remember this tulip inspired spring shoot produced for Salt Lake Park City Bride & Groom mag and was designed by LMG events, shot by David Newkirk. Paper goods created by Pink piggy Design. The simple modern feel resulted in some of my favorite work for the year. Enjoy!

A red wedding in cozy park city utah

Some of you may have seen one of our recent weddings on UBB this last Friday. If not please check it out here.  A big shout out and thank you to Opie Foto for sharing these gorgeous images and to my two fabulous and talented assistants Neena & Julia for their amazing work on this event.

Keely and Chris have a love for films & their festivals! So they chose the majestic mts of Park City Utah to wed. They are Canadians with great style and laid back personalities. Keely was one of my most fun brides to design for and interact with over the months that we planned this floral affair. They wanted a mostly red event with some neutral tones accents of gold and grays with a little bit of black. We also incorporated a few film like elements into their simple yet profound floral design mix.

And on that note … Studio Stems is signing off the remainder of the 2011 year. We will be out of the office and unavailable Dec 26th- Jan 2nd. At which time all messages will be promptly returned.

We want to wish all our readers, friends, clients, and industry professionals a very Merry Christmas {or Happy Holiday!} and a fantastic New Year!

Photography: Opie Foto
Venue: Deer Valley Resort & Goldener Hirsch, Park City UT
Gown: Kleinfeld Bridal
Hair & Makeup: Lunatic Fringe {biz lalli}

Lindsey’s red butte wedding {opie foto}

A little visit back to warmer times here in UT to the summer of 2011 and Lindsey’s Red Butte Garden wedding. Red Butte has a very tropical feel to their orangarie and lindsey wanted to play off this a bit by using very bright colors and designs that felt tropical. She loves lilies so we used a lot of them!  Her bouquet was full of texture but the large bloomed lilies were the focus, the groom adorned a white orchid bout while the other men wore yellow orchid bouts. The bridesmaids carried brightly colored bouquets that complimented their equally bright dresses and also doubled as centerpieces in rented classic ti leaf wrapped glass vases.

Photography: Opie Foto

it only comes around once a year

Have you ever wanted a couture wedding gown? Or perhaps you actually do right now! Have you also cringed realizing your budget doesnt allow for such a delicacy? A once a year {and a once in a lifetime, because your only getting married once} opportunity awaits you at Alta Moda Bridal.


See the Alta Moda Blog for more info!

Photography credit: Amy Lashelle